As reported earlier, the Chinese Tech Giants Xiaomi has finally launched their Mi Air Purifier 2 in India. The Air Purifier is also the company’s first smart home product in the country. The Mi Air Purifier 2 has been priced at INR 9,999 (US $150) and will be available to purchase by Mi.com from September 26 and also via Flipkart from October 2. The company at the event also launched the Mi Band 2 in India and it has been priced at INR 1,999 ($30).
The Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2 comes with a triple layer filter which needs to be replaced every 6 months approximately, and the replacement has been priced at INR 2,499 ($37). The triple layer filter is fitted in a cylindrical shape for 360-degree filtering, and features a PET pre-filter, an EPA filter, and an activated carbon filter. he Mi Air Purifier 2 is controlled via the Mi Home app, which is available for both Android and iOS. Apart from remote access to the Wi-Fi connected air purifier, the app lets users also share control with other users – such as family members.
The air purifier has three modes of operation – auto, night (sleep), and manual. The Mi Home app provides you the real time air quality monitoring for the home, and includes statistics like humidity, temperature and regulating the fan speed. Users can also set timer schedules for the Mi Air Purifier 2 via the app. The app also provides reminders to change the filter.
The company has also updated the MIUI 8 Weather app. Though, the update is currently available in beta, but it will be available to MIUI 8 users in a few weeks. The Mi Air Purifier 2 measures in at 520x240x240mm, and weighs 4.8kg including the filter. It has a clean air deliver rate (CADR) of 310 cubic metres an hour, and supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity.
Now, coming to the Mi Band 2, Unlike the Mi Band, the Mi Band 2 features an OLED display and shows time. It also has heart rate sensors, and it offers up to 20 days of battery life on a single charge. The first generation Mi Band raked in positive response from users, and its affordable price point made it an instant hot selling product in many markets. The Mi Band 2 is a bit costlier, though. It is priced at Rs 1,999 ($30), and will go on sale via Mi.com starting Sept. 27, and through Amazon India from Sept. 30.